An Anthropologist’s Life in the Gig Economy (NOTE DAY OF WEEK CHANGE)

  • 06 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School (1201 17th St NW)


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Speaker:  Linda Rabben, PhD
Date: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 (NOTE DAY OF WEEK CHANGE)
Location:  Sumner School, 1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC
Time: 7:00 pm
Pre-meeting gathering:  5:30 (see details below; registration is helpful but not required)

About the speaker:

Linda Rabben is an author, anthropologist and human rights activist. Her eighth book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History (2016), is based on research in the USA, UK, Netherlands and France. She did field research in Brazil over a 27-year period and worked for Amnesty International, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the Rainforest Foundation, and other NGOs on human rights, migration, environmental and international development issues. She has spoken about migration issues to diverse audiences in the US, UK, Ireland and France. Since 2015 she has been an associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland.

ASL interpretation: Contact Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts at least 48 hours prior to the event if you require ASL interpretation or other accommodation for this event.

Before the meeting:  Join the speakers for dinner or snacks from 5:30  - 6:45 pm at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC (3 minute walk to Sumner School).

Location:  The Sumner School is located at the corner of 17th St and M St NW.  From the Farragut North Metro Station (Red Line), exit onto L St, proceed one block east to 17th St, turn left, then head 2 blocks north.  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St through the double doors under the black metal stairway.  Registration is NOT required to attend the meeting, but picture ID Is required for entry to the building.

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